Adult self care
Self care is about how you avoid becoming ill, treat common everyday illnesses and seek help when you need it as well as keeping fit and healthy.
Learning to take care of your own health is a good thing as it puts you in control, improves your quality of life and helps you live more healthily.
We want to make sure you know the best place to go in order to get the most suitable treatment, should you encounter a cold or flu, bruise, sprain, minor wound or fracture.
Choosing the right NHS service for your symptoms means you’ll get the treatment you need, in the right place at the right time.
Here's some tips to keep well at home:
Home medicine kit
There are a range of minor illnesses and injuries that you can treat at home. Stock up your medicine cabinet with over-the-counter remedies to treat minor injuries and illnesses.
Here’s a simple checklist of the most likely items you might need:
- Paracetamol/aspirin tablets
- Paracetamol and ibuprofen syrups – preferably sugar-free for children (never give aspirin to children under the age of 16 and follow the instructions on the packet with other drugs and medicines)
- Decongestants – for those with stuffy noses
- Indigestion remedies, for example, antacid tablets or liquids
- Antiseptic solutions or creams. Solutions are useful for cleaning minor cuts and grazes, but do read carefully, as some solutions need to be diluted in water before use
- Thermometer – preferably the forehead type for children
Advice Leaflets to Download
Patient Advice Allergy or intolerance to cows milk in babies (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Coughs and Colds (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Fever in Children (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Gastroentertitis in children (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Hayfever (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Headlice (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Mild acne (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Pain (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Piles (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Sore eyes (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Threadworms (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Urinary Tract Infections in children (EXTERNAL LINK)
Patient Advice Vaginal thrush (EXTERNAL LINK)
Looking after your mental health
The Practice recognises that there are times when you can feel stressed, anxious, sad or overwhelmed. There can be a waiting list for counselling on the NHS.
Please find some websites below which may help you to find some support in times of need.
To help you look after your own and your child's wellbeing:
Warrington's Mental Health Website Happy? Ok? Sad?
There is a lot of information about living your life in Warrington on the 'My Life Warrington' website. It has information such as health, welfare, diet, stopping smoking, childcare and social activities, click on the link below to access the My Life Warrington website:
Health, Wellbeing & Social activities
Click on the link below for a range of self-help leaflets on many mental health problems:
Self Help Leaflets
Warrington Wellbeing Service offers support for a better quality of life:
Warrington Wellbeing Website
If you would prefer to talk to someone:
In times of crisis:
Assessment Team: 01925 666647
Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90